The 60th 5O5 World Championships went a long way to showcasing Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay and ABYC as a superb venue for World Championship events and the accolades are still coming in. Most recently the 2015 World Champion, Mike Holt, sent ABYC a handwritten letter - which is displayed on the notice board: To The Commodore & Members I wanted to write to you all to thank you personally for your friendliness, helpfulness and all round great job in running the 5O5 Worlds. Carl and I had a fantastic time both afloat and ashore and the YC's part in that was huge. From the moment we . . .
Aaron from 505 arrived at ABYC on 22/03/2015 and has the following to say about the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth: I competed in the 505 World Championship. The Algoa Bay Yacht Club was very friendly and accommodating. Every member and employee went above and beyond expectations to make our event a world class affair. We also had dinner at the club at least 6 times. The food and service was excellent, and the prices were very reasonable compared with the other local restaurants. One of my highlights from the 2 weeks was exchanging yacht club burgees with your Commodore. Picture . . .
Emma from GMR Marketing (SAP 505 team) arrived at ABYC on 20/03/2015 and has the following to say about the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth: Everyone at the ABYC was so friendly and helpful during our stay at Port Elizabeth. The SAP 505 World Championship's was a great success and a huge team effort. We couldn't have activated such a successful event without the help of everyone involved from the ABYC. We had a fantastic time and PE really is the friendly city! Thanks for everything, Regards Emma Strachan GMR Marketing (SAP 505 team) Click HERE to read more . . .
Nick from GMR Marketing (SAP 505 Team) arrived at ABYC on 23/03/2015 and has the following to say about the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth: The committee and members of ABYC welcomed us with open arms whilst we activated SAP's sponsorship at the 505 World Championships. Everyone was so helpful and we were incredibly impressed by the can-do attitude. We had a fantastic time and the event was a great success. Long live happy hour! Thanks for having us. All the best Nick Regards Nick Houchin GMR Marketing (SAP 505 Team) Click HERE to read more visitor . . .
A letter received from Mark Biagio: Hi Guys What a job, well done! I thought I would give you my 2c from a distance on the event. I must say going into the event I was a little in the dark as to what would happen. With the passing of Glynnis, I was even more concerned. As the pre worlds event unfolded it was evident that all was falling into place. So here are some bullet points: SAP - wow that sponsorship was key! It looked like they rolled in, and brought the whole enchilada. Tracking was good, better than previous worlds, less technical issues. Live commentary was great! . . .